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Broadband Light (BBL)

What is Broadband light?

Broadband light or BBL is a non-ablative light-based treatment that treats sun damaged skin without downtime.   This treatment can target the dark sunspots from chronic UV sun exposure to the broken capillaries from both sun damaged and the skin disease rosacea.

What does Broadband light treat?

  • Hyperpigmentation caused by UV Sun Damage
  • Melasma
  • Age Spots
  • Broken blood vessels or capillaries
  • Erythema or redness from Rosacea

What areas of the body can be treated?

Almost any area on the body can be treated.  We have treated the face, neck, chest, arms, hands, legs, and even back.

Is the treatment painful?

We utilize a high potency numbing medication that makes the treatment comfortable.  You may feel a quick “snap” or “popping” sensation against your skin as the device goes across your skin.  You may also notice a warming sensation.

How long is the downtime?

There is no actual downtime associated with Broadband light.  You should expect some redness and blotchy looking skin post treatment.  Sometimes a sunburn-like sensation is noticed that usually goes away within the first 24 hours.  Occasionally, there is some swelling.  If the treatment was targeting sunspots or hyperpigmentation you may notice these spots get darker.  They will slough off the skin by day 14 when treating the face; longer for other body areas.  Makeup can be worn.

How many treatments do I need?

Broadband light is a series of treatments to obtain the best results.  It is not uncommon to need 3 to 4 treatments to fade or remove hyperpigmentation.  For patients that are suffering from Rosacea or vascular sun damage it is not uncommon to need additional treatments.  The treatments can be repeated every month until desired results are achieved.

What do I need to do after treatment?

We recommend a gentle skin care routine while your skin recovers from treatment.  One of the most important things to do is wear sunscreen and a hat.

What is the Forever Young BBL treatment?

There are two type of BBL treatments.  The first is a corrective treatment that helps remove sunspots, hyperpigmentation, and vascular damage caused by UV sun exposure and the aging process.  The second type of treatment is the Forever Young protocol, which allows you to maintain the results and acts as an anti-aging treatment.

The Forever Young protocol utilizes lower energy settings than a corrective treatment.  This lower energy makes the treatment very comfortable because we are utilizing multiple pulses at a lower energy.

I recommend the Forever Young protocol to anybody that is looking for a no downtime procedure that can have antiaging benefits.  This treatment combined with our Halo Laser can offer stunning results.  Remember, our goal is to have your skin looking better a decade from now than it does today.  This treatment will help you accomplish that goal.

Does the BBL Forever Young protocol work?

Yes, there have been studies from Stanford University published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology as far back as 2012.  The study was able to determine that the Forever Young protocol can change the gene expressions in the skin that are associated with aging to more closely resemble younger skin.  What does this mean?  Well, we believe that Broadband Light is more than just a cosmetic procedure removing brown spots from the skin.  It is changing how the cells in the skin function over time.

This is before a series of Broadband Light Treatments
This is before a series of Broadband Light Treatments
This is after a series of Broadband Light Treatments
This is after a series of Broadband Light Treatments
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